Collection Samarkanda

Samarcanda is one of the most ancient towns of the Tayiko-Persian culture in the history of Uzbekistan. As Samarcanda is in the Silk Road between China and Europe, it thrived and became one of the biggest towns in Central Asia.

The women of Uzbekistan and Samarcanda have embroidered the Suzani fabric since the 19th Century. This is one of the main motifs of our collection.

Suzani traditionally was a kind of tapestry embroidered with bright coloured silk on woolen or cotton fabrics. It was hand-woven by the women of a family to celebrate or commemorate important moments of live. It was used to make bedspreads, tapestry, carpets or tablecloths, and it was an important part of a bride’s dowry.

The fabrics and the collection

Thick Jacquards woven with cotton that have traditional motifs inspired in the ancient Suzanis.

Meeting point for cultures, a concept of  neo-ethnics as a mix of cultures:

Patterned linen with ancient glazed Chinese vessels, painted with dusty shades and water coloured grey tones.

Ornamental elements with Hindu influences applied to cotton velvet on linen.

Tone on tone cotton Jacquards, woven as framework or lattices inspired in the Imperial China.

Twill weaves of linen combined with natural raffias.

Damasks inspired in Western style classical documents, as those used as decorations in the ancient Indochina.  

Style

Natural, neo-ethnic, ancestral, exotic.